For anyone that hasn’t been to Phuket, it’s a lush tropical paradise. The beaches are clean, the water is warm and crystal clear, people are friendly and it’s still pretty cheap. We stayed at Le Meridien with all the other wedding guests, and while I thought the resort was pretty well appointed, you may be a little disappointed if you are looking for a really traditional Thai experience. I guess it depends on what you want… I must add, however, they left a bit to be desired in the service department. The now happily wedded couple booked the hotel months back, and made sure to communicate closely with hotel staff about the guest bookings – as they had guests from afar as the US, UK and other parts of Asia. Many people arrived to find their reservation didn’t exist, others had to wait hours for their rooms to be available, and the worst part – they put the bride and groom in separate beds! If you’re a traditionalist, you’re probably thinking that’s the way it should be, and I respect that – but I think if you spend a tonne of money at a hotel for a wedding, and specifically ask for a double room, they should go all out to make sure you’re both happy. Anyway, I’m not grumbling too much – we got a free upgrade!